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Picnic Shelter Reservations to be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service

Reservations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers picnic shelters will no longer be taken at the Lake Red Rock project office. Beginning Friday, January 2, 2015, reservations must be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777. Reservations must be made a minimum of 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance. Shelter prices will remain unchanged from last year. If shelters are not reserved, they are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis. For more information or assistance, contact the Lake Red Rock Project Office at (641) 828-7522 or (641) 628-8690. [Read More]
Published: Dec-17-14

Corps of Engineers Taking Public Comment on Draft Saylorville Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment

JOHNSTON, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, asks the public to provide comment on the FINAL DRAFT of the Saylorville Lake Master Plan and Environmental Assessment. The master plan, which was last updated in 1984, conceptually establishes and guides the orderly development, administration, maintenance, preservation, enhancement, and management of all natural, cultural, and recreational resources of a Corps of Engineers water resource project. [Read More]
Published: Nov-20-14

Historic Clock Tower Tour

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to come participate in a Historic Clock Tower Tour. Relive the early days of the Rock Island Arsenal as you climb your way up the historic corridor of the Clock Tower Building which has been a Quad Cities landmark for over 100 years! [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-14

T15 closure still planned for Oct. 30

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Plans remain on track to close a section of Highway T15 that crosses over the Red Rock Dam beginning Oct. 30. That road closure is necessary to facilitate some of the construction of the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project, which is being built at the Dam. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), which is building the project, projects that the section of road will be closed to all traffic for about 10 to 12 weeks. During that time, large construction equipment will be positioned on T-15 making the road inaccessible to traffic. MRES will keep the public up to date about any changes in the road-closure date or schedule. [Read More]
Published: Oct-25-14

Bicycle Tour of Historic Arsenal Island

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that the Visitor Center at Locks and Dam #15 is inviting guests to a bicycle tour of historic Arsenal Island. [Read More]
Published: Oct-18-14

Corps of Engineers to close T.J. O’Brien Lock for critical maintenance

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announces navigation closures at the T.J. O’Brien Lock beginning November 3 in order to dewater the gate bays and perform critical maintenance to the infrastructure. Two closures are scheduled, each lasting 47 days. The first closure, which begins Nov. 3, will run through Dec. 19, 2014. The lock will then reopen until the second closure scheduled for Jan. 19 through March 6, 2015. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-14

Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Permanent Repairs at Marseilles Dam

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a construction contract to perform permanent repairs to the Marseilles Dam in Marseilles, Ill. The contract, which totals about $18 million, was awarded to Massman Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri. Onsite work is expected to begin in 2015. The repair work must be carefully staged to reduce flooding risk and is expected to complete in early 2017. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-14

North Overlook Picnic Area to Close

The North Overlook Picnic Area is closed to public use effective Monday, September 22, 2014 until further notice. This closure also closes the trailhead access to the Volksweg Trail at this location, and the North Overlook Hiking Trail. The assembly of a large crane, future hydromill assembly and staging of equipment has necessitated the closure for construction on the Red Rock Hydropower Project. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-14

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips for Labor Day holiday

(ROCK ISLAND, Ill.) — It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer. If you’ll be spending the weekend on or around the water this Labor Day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips. [Read More]
Published: Aug-28-14

Final Two Days of Locks and Dam #15 Tours

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering the final two days of Locks and Dam #15 tours on Saturday August 23rd and 30th. These free tours are open to the public and will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and will each last one hour. [Read More]
Published: Aug-19-14
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